DIAA Dialogue Interactive Artists Association
DIAA ‘Dialogue Interactive Artists Association’, is an artists’ run organization. It is situated at Kopaweda Para in Kondagaon, Bastar District, Chhattisgarh, India.
Four of its founding members, Adivasi artists Rajkumar Korram, Shantibai, Gessuram Viswakarma from Bastar and Navjot Altaf from Mumbai, first met in 1997 at Shilpi Gram, an institution conceived and built by a well-known Adivasi bell metal sculptor Jaidev Baghel from Kondagaon with the vision to encourage interaction between local as well as visiting artists from any part of the world. The decision to work side by side in a workshop environment at Shilpi Gram was mutual and the process helped the 4 artists create a ground for a dialogue between them, who come from different socio-cultural and economic backgrounds. Read More